Binding: coarse gray paper wrappers, apparently original. Title written at spine: TENSINI - Calligrafia. Signature of Giacomo Formento, dated 1789(?)
Bonacini lists two eds., one published ca. 1680, the other ca. 1800 (perhaps 1798). The present copy has 16 plates like the earlier ed., rather than 14 like the later; and the imprint agrees with that cited for the earlier ed. But the title includes the words "utile ai giovani," lacking in the earlier title as Bonacini cites it, and the present copy is oblong 4to, the format of the later ed., rather than small folio. The plate used to print leaf 3 is cracked
Getty copy has signature of Giacomo Formento on front cover, together with a date that appears to be 1789. This reading would support assigning the present copy to the earlier ed
Engraved title. Sixteen numbered plates, each signed by Agostino Tensini, most with calligraphic drawings of figures, animals, etc
Bonacini, C. Arti scrittorie
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